Sunday, February 19, 2012

JURIED SHOW OF CUPS, MUGS & TEABOWLS OPENS @ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS

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Daily CompanionsCups, Mugs and Teabowls

Baltimore Clayworks is proud to host Daily Companions, an exhibition that features an array of cups, mugs and tea-bowls juried by Linda Christianson and John Wilson.

WHEN:  March 3 to April 14, 2012 with an opening reception on Saturday, March 3, from 6 to 8 PM. Hours are 10 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Saturday.
WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore
ADMISSION: Free
For more information call Baltimore Clayworks at 410.578.1919 or visit the website, www.baltimoreclayworks.org.

"While seemingly a simple form, the cup contains all the challenges I like: the pairing down of an essential lively form, comfortable feeling yet visually compelling, and a volume that suggests a specific liquid. Being put to the lip, the cup is the most dauntingly personal pot one could make. It has the capacity to change one's daily life. The cup is one of the most basic of forms, but provides infinite possibilities. Welcoming a broad definition of Cup, this exhibition will include cups, mugs, tumblers, tea bowls, yunomis—with trays or saucers or not, sets or not. All works on display are utilitarian and are visually compelling." Linda Christianson

Juried Artists:
Terry Acker, Warren Anderson, Marion Angelica, Lorna Awalt, Amanda Barr, Jill Marleah Bell, Susan Bogan, Joy Bridy, Jessica Broad, Julia Cardone, Missy Cochrane, Tim Compton, Boyce Covert, Steve Daniels, Heather Jo Davis, Mitzi Davis, Gina Desantis, Nick DeVries, Brice Dyer, Neill Fallon, Delores Fortuna, Brett Freund, Ursula Fries-Herfort, Yoshi Fujii, Morghan Gray, Matthew Grimes, Bianka Groves, Marc Harper, Lisa Hartjen, Deborah Heid, Christine Hernandez, Stepanka Horalkova, Charles G. Hughs II, Matthew Hyleck, Mitch Iburg, Kyle Johns, Judith Berk King, Lucien Koonce, Robert Lawarre III, Clay Leonard, Brenda Llewellyn, Matt MacIntire, Rose Misanchuk, Lynne Molner, Michael Pappas, Brittany Petersen, Cathie Polak, Mike Poness, Nick Ramey, Terrie Raphael, Catherine Rehbein, Chaya Richman, John Riley, Monica Ripley, Allison Severance, Tim Sherman, Jose Sierra, Jeremy Simms, Marsha Slater, Gary Slavinsky, Rebecca Strickland, Ryan Strobel, Michelle Swafford, Sarah C. Teasley, Charles D. Tefft, Laura Toscano, Sara Truman, Jen DePaolo Van Horn, Sam Wallace, Suzanne Wolfe, Mathew Wren, Nancy Zoller

Invited Artists:
Dan Anderson (IL), Wayne Braum (WI), Linda Christianson (MN), Susan Dewsnap (NE), Josh DeWeese (MT), Krista Grecco (GA), Liz Kinder (PA), Simon Levin (WI), Jim Lorio (CO), Laura Jean McLaughlin (PA), Ron Meyers, Debra Oliva (MI), Elizabeth Robinson (CO), Catherine White (VA), John Wilson (MD)

In the Solo Gallery: The World's Your Oyster. An exhibition of contemporary ceramic artists featuring fresh interpretations of the oyster plate.

In the Community Arts Gallery: A Community of Cups

Baltimore Clayworks is a not-for-profit ceramic art center located in the Mt. Washington neighborhood in northwest Baltimore. Founded in 1980, Clayworks is housed in two reclaimed and renovated buildings located across the street from one another. This organization offers classes, artists' spaces, exhibitions, and programs throughout the community.